Didn't get the results you hoped for? Only now considering applying for university or a college degree? Don't panic, Clearing is here for you.
You’ll be spending the next few years studying. It’s well worth taking a bit of time to check out the university and course to assess whether it meets your needs. Don’t accept the first place you’re offered so you’ve ‘got something’.
Be prepared for results day itself, and you’ll feel a lot calmer if you have a plan in place.
Here are 8 easy steps to get you through Clearing:
Finding your university place is the first step, finding a place to call home at university is the second. Don't leave it too late, as availability is limited this time of year.
To book your room, choose your city, university or iQ property to get started.
Need to transfer a booking? Please contact the new site team you want to transfer into to see what’s possible.
Clearing begins on 5th July 2019 and ends on 22nd October 2019.
A-level results day is on Tuesday 6th August in Scotland and Thursday 15th August in England and Wales. Clearing gets going then, so you may find a wider choice of places available from 16th August.
Usually, the most popular courses fill their places during the first week of Clearing so it’s worth acting fast when you find something that suits you.
If you didn’t get the results you needed for your firm or insurance choices, yes. But there are other scenarios where you might want to make use of Clearing.
Don’t feel obliged to go ahead with an existing offer if it no longer seems right for you. There may be a more suitable course for you available during Clearing – it’s your choice.
If your original choice is still top of your list, it is worth checking with the university you were planning to attend before you enter Clearing. If you’ve only just missed the grades they asked for, it’s possible they will still accept you. Check the UCAS website to see if it’s good news.
Universities hold open days throughout Clearing. You can find these through UCAS or Open Days. It's the perfect opportunity for you to check out the place in person. Speak to student ambassadors who attend the university and have been in your shoes.
Yo could even squeeze in a visit to one of our properties. We have 58 properties across 26 cities. Find us in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Edinburgh and many more.
We wish you the best of luck with your results and hope to welcome you to an iQ near your university very soon.
Our blog from HelloGrads’ guest writer and student, Jess, gives useful tips on how to survive Clearing.
I have already booked a room, can I transfer to another iQ location?
You can transfer your booking to another iQ location near a different university. You won’t need to pay another booking fee. But room transfers are subject to availability. Contact the site team you want to transfer into to see what’s possible.
Our phone lines get busy this time of year. If you can't get through, send us an email or start a LiveChat.
Key dates throughout Clearing
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